Shadow Ace Dances on Howie Mandel’s Head in ‘AGT: Fantasy League’ Early Release
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AGT: Fantasy League has shared an early release video from next week’s premiere, featuring returning contestant Shadow Ace. The talented shadow puppeteer delivered a funny performance that involved judge Howie Mandel’s head.
Shadow Ace Performs in AGT: Fantasy League Early Release
AGT: Fantasy League features 40 returning acts from Got Talent shows around the world, competing on teams mentored by the judges. Shadow Ace, who appeared on Season 18 of AGT, is competing on Howie Mandel’s team.
In the new early release clip, Mandel got involved in the act by sitting in front of the screen so the shape of his head appeared in shadow. Shadow Ace then created his elaborate hand puppets around him. The act had the judges and audience smiling from ear to ear.
The performance started to the sound of “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-a-Lot, before transitioning to “Hot in Here” by Nelly, as Shadow Ace made it look like his shadow figures were dancing on Mandel’s head. He eventually had one of his figures play “A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton on the piano.
Shadow Ace ended the performance with a sweet moment in which two of his shadow puppets kissed. He then made a heart shape with his hands on top of Mandel’s head.
What Did the Judges Think of His Performance?
AGT: Fantasy League judge Simon Cowell described Shadow Ace’s performance as “genius,” adding of the fact that he stood in front of the screen, “Weirdly, it made you realize how difficult this is.” He explained that “by seeing everything, it made it even funnier.”
Mel B told Shadow Ace that she “could not stop laughing” at his act, adding that he “brought me so much joy.” Heidi Klum agreed, predicting that he will double his number of online views with this performance.
AGT: Fantasy League premieres on Monday, January 1, at 8/7c on NBC and streaming on Peacock.